Steam Achievement Manager 5.1

steam.jpgLatest version of this handy tool is out. You can download Steam Achievement Manager 5.1 here.

This works for all your favorite games, including Left4Dead (L4D), Team Fortress 2 (TF2), Day of Defeat (DoD), and a bunch of new games, like On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness (Penny Arcade), Multiwinia, and Children of the Nile. Use the Steam Achievement Manager to unlock achievements in your favorite Steam based games. This most recent version comes hot on the heels of the Steam Cloud functionality in the latest Steam client.

You can use this to unlock weapons without unlocking all of the achievements. Just unlock the milestone achievements to unlock weapons in TF2 and L4D, and leave the other achievements locked. This way you get all the shiny toys, but still get to achieve things normally.

How to use below the cut:

How do you use it? Follow below the cut! :

  1. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 if you do not already have it installed.
  2. Download Steam Achievement Manager.
  3. Extract it to a directory that is convenient to you, but not your Steam directory. It’s a ZIP file, if you don’t know how to extract a ZIP file then you probably shouldn’t be trying to use this tool.
  4. Run Steam if it is not already running.
  5. Exit any active VAC protected games if any are running. While this tool does not directly interact with any game itself, it is better safe than sorry.
  6. Run Steam Achievement Manager and do whatever you want in it.


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33 Responses to Steam Achievement Manager 5.1

  1. David says:

    4.0 is out… and your 3.1 version is missing several required files actually.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks David. I’ve updated my site. What files were missing, out of curiosity?

  3. Madcat says:

    Just by curiosity what do you mean with exit any steam games?

  4. admin says:

    Word press really needs a plugin that forces users to listen to their comment before submitting. It means exit any steam games before running(!) wtf. Just on the off chance any files needed by the unlocker is in use by the game at the moment. Close L4D, TF2 or whatever you might have alt+tabbed out of to try this out and then run it.

  5. that guy says:

    >unlockable guns
    what what
    what have I been missing

  6. Michelle says:

    Didn’t they come out with another line?

  7. Yes, I’ve updated the link to reflect that. Version 4.0 is the most recent version.

  8. pKu - Sven says:

    It’s been more than a month since the last post, any updates to report?

  9. admin says:

    Valve is working on making unlockable items no longer achievement based (too easy to hack) and instead determined by gameplay. But for now the Steam Achievement Manager works.

  10. pKu - Sven says:

    I see. Thanks for telling me.

  11. bolc says:

    When i run it appear a message that says “SAM detected a problem and must be closed” Why?

  12. Lucario45464 says:

    I don’t Know why but when i launch this it goes straight to what the guy above said… I have everything needed to work but it just crashes on launch… I have used it once before and it was successful… so why can’t it work now?

  13. moriaq says:

    Dont work …. “SAM detected a problem and must be closed” its shit ,, fck ,

  14. Its broken until the dev fixes whatever Valve did to Steam. The developer is currently on a bar crawl across paraguay and will fix it when he gets back (and the hangover subsides).

  15. bolc says:

    when will he get back?

  16. The new version is now avalable for download at or

  17. vln says:

    Great! It worked! THANK YOU! I got my achievements back for l4d 2! They were glitched because of an update!

  18. Demise says:

    any1 else having problems with this after the soldier/demo update?

  19. Newfie says:

    Ya it just crashes when I try and pick a game =[

  20. bolc says:

    Steam fixed this
    Now the program doesnt works

  21. Frost says:

    it works just fine, google Steam achievement manager, first link is original site for 5.2 , dont seem to be able to remove milestone and get again to duplicate weapon tho ^^

  22. meh says:

    thanks guys, -grateful tf2 gamer

  23. Jacob says:

    does this lock achievments too? cuz i lost all my guns my friend pulled a prank and threw my guns away

  24. MrEskola says:

    Yes, it can also lock achievements.

  25. Achow says:

    When I start this it says “Steam is not running. Please start Steam then run this tool again.” When i already have Steam on… any solutions? I have no games on when I start this

  26. slopoke says:

    I’m getting the same error. Saying “Steam is not running, please start steam then run this tool”

  27. admin says:

    Restart steam, make sure you’re not using the Beta. Also you probably need to be signed in to your friends list with the status set as “online”.

  28. slopoke says:

    My apologies I downloaded the vs 6.0 and told it to over write the older version. Aparently it doesn’t allow that. So I deleted the old files and put the new files in the folder and it works. Sorry for the post!

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